SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Canvas by Instructure, the open online learning management system (LMS) that makes teaching and learning easier, was named the best K–12 course or learning management solution of 2017 as part of the annual Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Awards, beating out five other finalists. CODiE Award recipients are companies producing the most innovative business and education technology products across the country and around the world.
"Canvas empowers teachers, students, parents and district administrators to focus on the fundamental elements of learning that lead to student success," said Mitch Benson, vice president of product for Canvas by Instructure. "We're thrilled that our tireless efforts to innovate in the K–12 classroom have been recognized by such a prestigious organization as SIIA."
Instructure's Canvas is adaptable, reliable, customizable and crafted to save teachers, students and parents time and effort to make teaching and learning easier. Canvas is the fastest-growing and most widely adopted LMS in the world, used in more than 50 countries with more than 3.9 million downloads of its mobile app. Instructure recently released significant new enhancements and capabilities to Canvas to further streamline the learning experience, including Blueprint Courses, Canvas Teacher App and To-Do List Dashboard. Canvas also created a Skill for Amazon Alexa to make it easy for students, teachers, advisors and parents to ask questions, perform quick tasks and get information from Canvas on their Alexa-enabled devices.
"SIIA's 2017 Education Technology CODiE Award winners were an amazing group this year, and demonstrated how these technologies are making an impact for students, faculty and administration," said Bridget Foster, senior vice president and managing director of the Education Technology Industry Network (ETIN) of SIIA. "Each honoree deserves accolades and we are pleased to add our congratulations to all of this year's CODiE Award winners."
The winner announcement was made by SIIA, the principal trade association for the software and digital content industries, during the annual Education Impact Symposium in San Francisco. Thirty-five awards were given for products and services deployed specifically for education and learning professionals.
An SIIA CODiE Award win is a prestigious honor as each award winner was reviewed by educators and administrators, whose evaluations determined the finalists. SIIA members then reviewed the finalists and their votes were combined with the scores from the industry experts to select this year's CODiE Award winners.
About the CODiE Awards The SIIA CODiE Awards is the only peer-reviewed program to showcase business and education technology's finest products and services. Since 1986, thousands of products, services and solutions have been recognized for achieving excellence. For more information, visit siia.net/CODiE.
About Instructure Instructure, Inc. is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 3,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K–12, and Bridge for the corporate market, at www.Instructure.com.
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